A health care service firm is an agency that places or arranges for the placement of personnel to provide health care or personal care services in the residence of individuals. All health care service firms must be registered with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Please call the Regulated Businesses Section at (973) 504-6370 to determine what type of agency you should be registered as.
NOTICE FOR HEALTH CARE
Pursuant to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 170, signed on July 31, 2020, please be advised that the requirement to obtain accreditation has been temporarily extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension provides that you have 60 days following the last day of the public health emergency to provide proof of accreditation with one of the accrediting bodies recognized by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services under N.J.S.A. 34:8-45.1(c).
On May 21, 2018 the regulations requiring Health Care Service Firms to become accredited, were adopted.
This adoption is effective immediately but provides for a 12-month period for Health Care Service Firms to come into compliance.
As you were previously advised, on May 21, 2018 the regulations requiring Health Care Service Firms to become accredited, were adopted.
This NOTICE is to clarify the confusion regarding recipients of Medicaid vs private pay firms.
Please be advised, that if you are a Health Care Service Firm registered with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, you must be accredited with an accrediting body approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. (A list of these accrediting bodies can be viewed on the Division’s website at
NJConsumerAffairs.gov/hcservice, under “Health Care Service Firms”).
Pursuant to P.L. 2014, c. 29
ALL Health Care Service Firms are to obtain accreditation. The law does not make a distinction between health care service firms that receive Medicaid funding and those that do not.
ALL Health Care Services Firms are to obtain accreditation regardless of the medical services they provide or the sources of reimbursement.
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